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Molly Tuttle and Steve Dawson

Luminous vocals and intricate fingerwork cast a spell on audiences when International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year and Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year Molly Tuttle takes the stage. Her prowess has prompted Premier Guitar to exclaim, “Among the most brilliant guitarists in this new generation is Molly Tuttle, who seems as effortlessly conversant when flatpicking as when playing in the clawhammer style, and who is equally gifted as a singer-songwriter.”

The latest album release of Canadian-born Nashville resident Steve Dawson—an ELLNORA alum who performed his own composition with the Jupiter String Quartet at Krannert Center’s 50th-anniversary weekend in April 2019—drew meaningful praise from fellow Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn: “Steve Dawson’s Lucky Hand is a beautiful, genre-stretching collection of guitar instrumentals—moods from joyful to poignant, expressed through some of the coolest finger-picking you’re likely to hear.”

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  • Jill & James Quisenberry

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Frances & Marc Ansel
  • Beverly & Mike Friese
  • Gigi & Frank Miles
  • A. Mark Neuman
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey
  • Julia & Gene Robinson
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  • Chambanamoms.com
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Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • The Blind Man Hunter Douglas Gallery
  • Carter’s Furniture
  • Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
  • The Upper Bout

The three-day guitar spectacular of ELLNORA is possible only because of individual donations and corporate sponsorships. Krannert Center thanks our event sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about sponsoring an event »

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Fr Sep 06, 2019 - 6:00pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10